Friday, June 4, 2021

Happy Birthday USA!

Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge #447 is up on the blog with a biweekly challenge and it's Tic-tac-toe! Beginning on Friday, June 4, this challenge will end on Thursday evening, June 17, 2021. The guidelines for a Tic-tac-toe challenge indicate that we select three colors. These must be from a column, a row, or a diagonal direction. Additional colors may be added but they must appear on this color board. I chose the left-to-right diagonal using Carolina, Toffee, and Scarlet then added Bluebird and Sapphire. I added Gold as my free color. (The board indicates Blue Belle but it should have been Bluebird so either one is acceptable.)

To begin, I cut 1" strips from patterned paper. Next, I cut a panel of white cardstock adhering to wide double-sided tape. I removed the release paper from the tape and began sticking the 1" strips onto the taped cardstock. Once finished, I trimmed the panel to size and began brushing gold leaf over the open grid lines ensuring it adhered to the exposed tape. Once completed, the card panel was added to a blue card base and decorated with a red rosette. I topped off the rosette with a scalloped circle of gold foiled cardstock. The inside was lined with white cardstock and decorated with a matching paper strip.

Color My Heart has a new biweekly challenge beginning each Friday so there is always an ongoing challenge. We hope you'll visit our Color Dare Blog and join us for some paper crafting fun!

Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Not Quite Navy (sub for Sapphire), Cherry Cobbler (sub for Scarlet), & Gold Foiled cardstock
Paper: CTMH "Stars and Sparklers" Collection
Punch: Stampin Up' Scalloped Circle
Misc.: Prima Metallic Flakes (Oro/Gold) and Be Creative Tape Sheets (Sookwang)


  1. This is a great patriotic card - terrific rosette as well!

  2. I am loving the addition of gold here! And so clever to see the patriot colours in the tic tac toe board! X

  3. Melanie I love your card! It's a great patriotic look and the gold is really great!

  4. Melanie, I love that gold leaf!!! It looks stunning on your card. I may totally have to try this!

  5. Great mixture of papers and love the gold metallic flakes and the pop of the pretty rosette... beautiful.

  6. What a great use of this paper suite! The gold is a nice, rich touch.